Towne & Country Players to hold auditions for summer musical


VERSAILLES — July 2020 will see something “creepy, kooky, and mysteriously spooky” descend upon the area, as the Addams Family makes their way to the stage of the Versailles Performing Arts Center. Towne & Country Players, along with directors Erin McKibben and Chad Peyton, are excited to announce their selection for this summer’s musical production.

Based on Charles Addams’ 1930s single panel comic, and drawing inspiration from the iconic 1960s television show and 1990s movie franchise, “The Addams Family — A New Musical Comedy” will be presented on stage July 14 through 18.

Auditions for the show will be held Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday, March 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A separate audition time for the role of Pugsley will be held Sunday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call backs for all principle roles will be held Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 6 p.m. All auditions will be held at Versailles High School, with exact location to be announced soon.

The directors will be looking to cast the iconic roles of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch and Grandma. New supporting characters to be cast are the roles of Lucas Beineke and his parents, Mal and Alice. Additionally, there will be a raucous, fun and quirky chorus of Addams family ancestors. Those interested in auditioning for a principle role should be prepared to present two songs of a contrasting style, 30 to 60 seconds in length. Those interested in a place in the ensemble need to prepare one song that best showcases their voice, also 30 to 60 seconds in length. Those auditioning will need to provide their own music but an accompanist will provided, as will a blue tooth speaker for those using prerecorded tracks. Please do not audition with a song from the show itself. Those interested in auditioning for the role of Pugsley must be current 4th graders and up and will be provided a song excerpt in advance with which to audition. There may also be a small group dance workshop to gauge the abilities of those trying out.

Those interested may sign up for an audition time by going to the sign up genius page, the link to which can be found on Towne & Country Players’ Facebook page. For any questions regarding the show, auditions or sign ups, contact directors Chad Peyton at chadleypeyton@gmail.com or Erin McKibben at erin_2003_99@yahoo.com.